Young birder with binoculars. Photo by Bill Thompson, III.

Choosing and Using Binoculars

Young birder with binoculars. Photo by Bill Thompson, III. Choosing your binoculars Every birder needs binoculars. If you’re lucky you might be able to borrow some binoculars …
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Students at Salem Liberty Elementary School in Washington County, OH, proudly display copies of the Young Birder's Guide by Bill Thompson, III.

What is a Field Guide?

The first step towards becoming a birder is getting your hands on a good field guide. A field guide is a collection of images, descriptive …
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The Charles Kuralt Trail

Following a Nature Lover: Birding the Charles Kuralt Trail On the Road with Charles Kuralt was a familiar television program to most of us, who watched …
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Birding Trails

Great Florida Birding Trail In 2001, one segment of the proposed four-part Great Florida Birding Trail had been completed: the East Section, which includes such excellent …
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Kirtland's warbler

Birding Trails: A Brief History

North America’s New Birding Trails Adapted from an article by MEL WHITE BWD’s first article on birding trails in September 2001 listed 19 birding trails in the …
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How to Choose a Birding Tour

Tips on Choosing a Birding Tour With all the choices out there, finding the right tour company to meet your needs can seem overwhelming. Asking (and …
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